Honey bees produce beeswax from special glands on their abdomens that produce wax droplets that harden into flakes when exposed to air. The worker bees take these flakes in their mouths to soften them into a workable material that attaches to the honeycomb. Like honey, beeswax has a multitude of natural benefits. The substance is edible but the majority of it’s benefits are for the skin and hair. Brand new wax is clear, but turns opaque after being chewed and molded by bees. They add tiny bits of pollen and nectar to the wax as they handle it. The colour of beeswax can vary from nearly white to even black, but most beeswax is a shade of yellow.